November 9, 2023
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Kong Sets Up Shop in Japan with New Joint Venture

Augusto Marietti
CEO & Co-Founder of Kong

Kong is expanding its global footprint with a new joint venture in Japan. In partnership with Japan Cloud — a Tokyo-based consultancy that helps high-growth cloud companies to succeed in Japan — Kong is establishing a local subsidiary in Tokyo to accelerate growth in the Japanese market. 

Japan is the world’s third-largest economy

Japan represents a massive opportunity for Kong. The country is the world’s third-largest economy and one of the largest enterprise software markets. 

So it’s no surprise that Japanese companies are rapidly adopting agile development approaches, and that’s where Kong comes in. We specialize in helping businesses like this transform into API-first leaders with our unified cloud platform for developing and managing fast, secure, and reliable digital experiences. 

Partnership with Japan Cloud

From Marketo and Concur to Coupa and New Relic, Japan Cloud has helped some of the most successful cloud companies launch and scale their operations in Japan. With the combination of Japan Cloud's local expertise and Kong's innovative tech, the new joint venture will enable more Japanese enterprises to become API-first.

Kong in Japan

Our new Tokyo subsidiary underscores Kong's commitment to significant expansion in the Japanese market. 

APIs are having a colossal economic impact, and with the rapid increase in companies in Japan (and around the world) adopting an API-first approach, this venture represents a massive opportunity for both Kong and Japan Cloud — and underscores Kong's commitment to large-scale expansion in the Japanese market. 

From growing startups to Fortune 500 companies, more than 600 organizations around the world rely on Kong’s unified cloud platform for API management to help them deliver fast, reliable, and secure digital experiences. That includes notable customers in Japan, such as Yahoo! Japan operator LY Corporation. 

For more details, see the press announcement.